Keystone Sporting Arms, LLC. just announced the new Crickett Precision Rifle on their Facebook page. There is not a lot of information out yet, but it appears the rifle will be available in January 2017 and retail for approximately $310. This small .22 bolt action should appeal to Accuracy International hands who want to outfit their little shooters in style. We hope to have some more information as the 2017 SHOT Show approaches.
One of the firs things we noticed when we started this project was how horrible the factory trigger on our 10/22 was. Not only was it very heavy for a light rifle, but when loading pressure the trigger would “creep” forward before eventually breaking. This is not a good situation for overall accuracy. The factory pull weight was close to six pounds. This makes it very difficult to keep precise sight alignment on a light weight rifle. The angle of the wrist portion of the stock also made it extremely difficult to get a “straight to the rear” pull. I knew that in order to get any meaningful results from our modifications, we would need to address the trigger. Continue reading Ruger 10/22 Tactical Trainer (Part 2 do-over) Ruger BX-Trigger
Once we checked the accuracy of our stock rifle, it was time to make some changes. First, we decided to replace the factory wood stock with something more appropriate to our goal. The factory wood is fine for a boys plinking rifle, but it is really too small for an adult. The stock was designed for use with iron sights and the comb is too low for a proper cheek weld with a rifle scope. Even with our scope mounted as low as possible, we end up with more of a “chin weld.” Continue reading Ruger 10/22 Project – Stock Replacement
The Ruger 10/22 is one of the most popular .22 caliber rifles available today. Over five million have been produced. Needless to say there is an enormous selection of parts available to customize the rifle for almost any purpose.
Before we start down that road, it is important for us to gauge the accuracy of the rifle in its stock condition. It doesn’t do any good to add a component that reduces the overall accuracy.
Our Ruger 10/22 Carbine comes from the factory with a set of fairly serviceable iron sights. They are the adjustable bead and notch type. In my youth, many a rabbit fell to a .22 equipped with these sights. While they may be just fine for plinking and hunting small game, they are nowhere near adequate for a precision training rifle. Continue reading Ruger 10/22 Project – Baseline